Notations on Introduced Animal Species
INVERTEBRATES RECORDED FROM THE NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS - STATUS 2002 by O. BOURQUIN, CONSULTANT
Click link for the 02 April 2013, edited version, a 365 page, 1.33 MB Word Document.
Ed (JFF) notes. A little over ten years ago Dr. Bourquin individually accomplished this incredible 365 page cataloging of the CNMI insects--later to be expanded to include all CNMI terrestrial invertebrates--collection being conserved on the NMC campus, Saipan. Dr. Bourquin hoped the catalog would be published, however, this has not yet occurred (April 2013). As a backup, Dr. Bourquin provided certain individuals with digital and hard copy versions of his work, JFF being amongst these. APASEEM was established after Dr. Bourquin moved to Montana State on the US mainland. As part of our website's Local Organism Identification goals, APASEEM is pleased to make this important (minimally-edited) catalog available
Posted April 17, 2013
The chapter below from the textbook Island Ecology and Environmental Management: CNMI has information about Introduced Animal Species (pdf):
"The tiny US territory of Guam is packed with more than two million brown tree snakes.
The serpents first arrived on the island 60 years ago from Papua New Guinea. But they so rapidly grew in number that they are now one of the worst invasive species in the world and have decimated the local wildlife.
BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle joins wildlife biologist James Stanford on the trail of the snakes." - from the BBC News website
Boonie Dogs - feral dogs, Canis lupus familiaris
Rocket, a domesticated Saipan boonie dog (click on photo to enlarge.)
Boonie Cats - feral cats, Felis catus
Last Updated 4/17/2013